John Ratzenberger visits West Shore Middle School in Milford

John Ratzenberger talked about growing up in Bridgeport, his interest in building things and how he ended up an actor. (4/23/14)

MILFORD - Some students in Milford got the opportunity to meet with a well-known actor and Bridgeport native.

John Ratzenberger came to talk to sixth-graders at West Shore Middle School.

Most adults know him as Cliff Clavin from “Cheers,” but the kids mostly recognize Ratzenberger by his voices in Pixar movies.

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The students asked a lot of questions about those movies, but Ratzenberger also talked about growing up in Bridgeport, his interest in building things and how he ended up an actor. He shared some life lessons like the importance of reading, showing up on time and how to deal with a bully.

Ratzenberger currently lives in Milford, and one of the students at today's presentation is his third cousin.

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